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My job is diagnosing and solving biomechanical problems involving the nerves, muscles, bones or joints. I assess, prescribe, measure and fit custom designed orthoses (splints/braces) to help patient’s activity levels or reduce their pain.

Top skills

Interested in engineering / Computer Aided Design

Caring for people

Understanding of how people live their lives

What training do I need to become an orthotist?

A degree (BSc) in prosthetics and orthotics, before registering with the Health and Care Professions Council.